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1/26/2015

1/26/2015

In a sharp reversal from the recent past, the number of Denver Public Schools students from higher-income families is growing faster than the number from lower-income families.

1/26/2015

Can’t the teams all just be renamed after animals? The issue of Oregon school mascots with Native American or Alaskan Native connections stretched into its fourth year as not all of the nine federally recognized tribes in Oregon agree on whether schools should be allowed to use their images and names.

1/26/2015

Just 10 days into his term as emergency manager of Detroit Public Schools, Darnell Earley said layoffs may be needed to help close a deficit of nearly $170 million. But as he plots how to right the ship, Earley said he doesn't expect any job cuts to include teachers.

1/26/2015

A state lawmaker wants to require Arizona schools to post health-related information on their websites, including immunization rates among students — information he says is especially important given the measles outbreak originating at Disneyland.

1/26/2015

Many of the students at Kingsley Elementary School in a low-income neighborhood of Los Angeles eat breakfast and lunch provided by the school. For the nearly 100 enrolled in the after-school program, another meal is served: supper.

1/26/2015

When it comes to next year’s education budget, Kansas school administrators say they are once again worried. They just don’t know how much to worry. “We’ll have less next year,” said Destry Brown, superintendent of the Pittsburg School District. “But we don’t know how much."

1/23/2015

1/23/2015

South Carolina school fundraisers can sell foods deemed unhealthy by federal standards on school grounds during half of the school days next year. The number of days when those fundraisers will be allowed will drop from 90 in 2015-16 to 60 in the 2016-17 school year and 30 in the 2017-18 school year.

1/23/2015

Nearly a quarter of the charter schools where the state auditor’s office did a head count had “unusually high” discrepancies between the number of students in school and the number reported to the state. The state uses student counts to determine how much funding goes to traditional and charter schools.

1/23/2015

Aligning school calendars with athletics and college schedules is not sufficient reason to start school before the week of September 1, according to new state guidance issued from the Iowa Department of Education.

1/23/2015

A Kentucky lawmaker is sponsoring a bill that would ban transgender students from using school restrooms that don't correspond to their anatomical sex. It also would allow students to sue the school for $2,500 when they encounter a person of the opposite biological sex in a bathroom or locker room.

1/23/2015

Houston school officials may rezone students from nearly two dozen elementary schools over the next few years in an effort to meet the state's class size limits. Students likely would be allowed to stay in their current schools through the highest grade level under a grandfathering plan.

1/23/2015

Gov. Nathan Deal defended his decision to cut health insurance funding for about 11,500 part-time school staffers, such as bus drivers and cafeteria workers. He called it an issue of fairness because the state doesn't pay the health care tab for thousands of part-time state employees.

1/23/2015

A $20 million initiative to help black and Latino students succeed in the District of Columbia's public schools includes a plan for an all-male college preparatory high school.

1/22/2015

1/22/2015

Chancellor Carmen Fariña will restore a centralized hierarchy to New York City’s schools, largely dispensing with one of the core management philosophies of the previous mayoral administration. Beginning this fall, most principals will report to superintendents and to regional centers.

1/22/2015

A proposed Illinois bill to overhaul the state’s nearly 20-year-old school funding formula will now include a new provision accounting for regional cost differences, such as higher teacher salaries in districts where the cost of living is higher.

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